Grocery Report, October 12 – 25, 2017

I continue to try to find a way to eat the way we’d like for our health, stock up when prices are low, and not go over budget.  So far, I’ve not been that successful.  🙂  I don’t know if that means that $750 a month is unrealistic for our family, or if it’s just […]

Everywhere You Go There’s a Zacchaeus Up a Tree by Roger Campbell: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

I recently had the pleasure of reading Roger Campbell’s book, Everywhere You Go There’s a Zacchaeus Up a Tree: Small-Town Faith and Words of Wisdom. Roger Campbell, who passed away in 2015, was a pastor and author.  He had a syndicated weekly newspaper column for nearly 40 years, and his son has found Campbell’s over […]

Grocery Report, October 5 – 11, 2017

The kids and I stopped by Natural Grocer to get a few things when, HELLO!, I saw a sign that said all bacon, any type, was just $2.99!  Our normal bacon that costs $6.99 a package was included in this sale.  I bought 6 packages, but I’m not going to lie, next week I plan […]

Our Hike to Seven Falls in Sabino Canyon

This past weekend, we went with the girls’ American Heritage Girls troop to take a hike to Seven Falls in Sabino Canyon.  The event was to run from 8:15 to 1 p.m, but it extended beyond that. We knew it was going to be hot that day (98 degrees), but we were hopeful that it […]

Grocery Report for August 9 – 15, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 – $1,050 for groceries each month, I’m on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it.  I’m up for the challenge. This month is even […]

What We Ate Last Week: August 5 – 11, 2017

We were returning from a quick trip to L.A. on Saturday.  We got food for lunch in the car, but then traffic was so bad between L.A. and San Diego, that our return time was pushed back three hours! We didn’t make it home for dinner as planned, so we stopped by the store and […]

Grocery Report for August 1 – 8, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 – $1,050 for groceries each month, I’m on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it.  I’m up for the challenge. However, this month will […]

Menu Planning for July 23, 2017

We’re nearing the end of the month, and my grocery shopping money is about gone. You’ll see at the end of the week, there are many TBDs. Most likely, we’ll simply have a meal from my last freezer cooking session. (Thank goodness I have those made in advance!) Saturday Lunch–Grilled Cheese, GF pretzel sticks, carrot […]

Save Money on Gluten Free Dairy Free Food with Vitacost and Ebates

Our gluten free, dairy free pantry supplies were getting a big low, so I stocked up at Vitacost during one of their sales.  (Vitacost frequently runs 15 and 20% off sales.) This post contains affiliate links. Not only did I get all of these pantry staples at Vitacost for 20% off (plus some items were […]

Grocery Report, July 13, 2017

We decided to cut our grocery budget, but we didn’t make that decision until I had completed most of our shopping for the week.  I’ll do what I can over the next two weeks to not spend as much, but it’s tough changing the grocery budget mid-month.  It may take affect at the new amount […]